Week 11 Anatomy of a Play: Kevin Smith Breaks Out
Anatomy of a Play, Detroit Lions, Inside the Game, TCIPF Staff

Week 11 Anatomy of a Play: Kevin Smith Breaks Out

Brian Baldinger breaks down the first of Kevin Smith’s three touchdowns against the Panthers.

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Anatomy of a Play: The Bears Pick Two
Anatomy of a Play, Chicago Bears, Detroit Lions, Inside the Game, TCIPF Staff

Anatomy of a Play: The Bears Pick Two

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Anatomy of a Play: Ponder this…
Anatomy of a Play, Inside the Game, Minnesota Vikings

Anatomy of a Play: Ponder this…

Since 1962, the Minnesota Vikings have drafted three quarterbacks in the first round.  Tommy Kramer in 1977, Daunte Culpepper in 1999, and Christian Ponder in 2011.

In 1979, Kramer was faced with the unenviable task … MORE ►

Bengals Rookies Earning Their Stripes
Anatomy of a Play, Cincinnati Bengals, David Neupauer, Inside the Game

Bengals Rookies Earning Their Stripes

After seven years of consistent playoff contention under Marvin Lewis, the Bengals were in danger of returning to Bungles status in 2011. They were coming off a 4-12 season, and had lost high-profile offensive starters … MORE ►

Huff Enough?
Anatomy of a Play, Inside the Game, Oakland Raiders

Huff Enough?

In Week Two, the Oakland Raiders were leading the Buffalo Bills by four points with 18 seconds left in the game.  Facing a 4th and 1 on the Raiders 6 yard line, the Bills … MORE ►

ARod is Alpha
Anatomy of a Play, Green Bay Packers, Greg Smith, Inside the Game

ARod is Alpha

We live in an era of great quarterbacking, where a completion percentage under 60 is pedestrian, and a sub-90 passer rating gets you labeled a “game manager”.

It wasn’t long ago those numbers were elite.… MORE ►

More Moore, Please
Anatomy of a Play, Greg Smith, Inside the Game, Oakland Raiders

More Moore, Please

UPDATED: See below, Baldy’s “Anatomy of a Play” analysis of Denarius Moore.

Denarius Moore is fast.  And who likes ‘em fast?

The Raiders.

Speed is a prerequisite for any Al Davis receiver.  (Cliff Branch, Tim … MORE ►

Buffalo’s Fitz-Magic
Anatomy of a Play, Buffalo Bills, Greg Smith, Inside the Game, Nick Condit

Buffalo’s Fitz-Magic

Editor’s Note:  Here’s the Anatomy of a Play from the Bill’s game winner… as promised.

Entering the 2011 season, Buffalo Bills fans were concerned they might finish the season with the NFL’s worst record, earn … MORE ►